|An American man in his 20s has been sentenced to prison for having sex with other women while hiding his HIV infection. (Captured from the website of Sheriff Volusia) © News1|
A man who had sex with several women without revealing his HIV infection has been sentenced to prison.
The New York Post reported on the 23rd that Gentry Burns, 27, who infected two women with AIDS, was sentenced to two years in prison.
According to the report, in October 2019, Burns’ ex-girlfriend, Mr. A, reported to the police, “I think he contracted AIDS from Burns while dating in 2013.”
The local police, who received the report and started an investigation, said, “Mr. A first reached out to warn other women dating Burns.”
Police confirmed from medical records that Burns tested positive for AIDS in January 2014. However, Burns is said to have had sex with three women while hiding the fact that he was infected.
One of them tested positive for AIDS in 2017 after dating Burns in 2016, and another woman was also found to have AIDS.
In Florida, it is illegal for an AIDS-infected person to have sex without informing their partner of their condition. Violation of this rule is punishable by up to life imprisonment.
Burns, who had already been imprisoned on other charges, was immediately sentenced to two years in prison and 12 months of probation for concealing the fact that he had AIDS.
Local police are pursuing a woman who dated Burns with the possibility of additional victims in other states as Burns traveled extensively along the US East Coast.
Meanwhile, in the United States, about 1.2 million people are infected with AIDS, and 13% of them do not know they are infected, the media reported.